I am a humanitarian photographer, filmmaker and nonprofit brand strategist.

I believe that we should not be “documenting” people in the humanitarian space, instead we need to be representing people with the images we make. If we are representing someone, we are speaking on their behalf with their best interests in mind. I believe ethical representation is the ultimate goal of the humanitarian photographer. Ethical representation means accurately portraying who they are in a way that  increases their standing in the world and improves how people view them and their perceived value in the world.

The subjects of humanitarian photos deserve more than a photo that says this person that was assisted by an NGO.

They deserve the opportunity to look the world in the eye, and we as a global community need to be confronted with their beauty and their humanity.

We need the opportunity to look into their eyes and answer their unspoken demand for respect, that we hold them up as equals, worthy of our admiration.

Portfolios

Recent Blog Posts

Ethics of Status in Nonprofit Communications

I recently came across a podcast by marketing guru Seth Godin. In this episode he talked about the fact that our world revolves around status, that it is in our nature and culture to desire status and to understand where we fit in the hierarchy of our community and in...

6 Realities of Humanitarian Photography and Storytelling

Still photo from a video project with Love Justice International in 2017. I began this journey into the world of humanitarian photography, storytelling and communications almost 6 years ago. As I was reflecting on the process that got me to this point, I realized...

A Little Bit of Nature from Doi Pui – Chiang Mai, Thailand

I don't do a lot of nature photography, mostly because it is not my line of work. However, I do enjoy it as a way to practice creativity and to appreciate the beauty of nature. So I thought I'd share a few images from a hike I did with the kids last year that I found...

Ethical Representation in Humanitarian Photography

I have been spending a lot of time studying editorial portrait photography recently. Not your average family portrait or business headshot, but portraits that are taken of people we admire, celebrities, athletes, business moguls and musicians. The more of these...

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Client Testimonials

YWAM Mercy Vietnam

We had such a good experience working with Sharing Dots. Bryon and Lorilee are so talented, creative and easy to work with. We’ve had a lot of positive feedback from our donors and friends as well. I’d be eager to do more projects with Sharing Dots in the future. – Christine Ojih, Communications Director, YWAM Mercy Vietnam

The Freedom Story

“We hired Bryon not only for his obvious talent but most importantly for his approach to photographing clients. He is a people first photographer, truly looking to highlight the beauty – as opposed to pity – in what he captures. His portfolio of images were used throughout our (successful!) end of year campaign as a window into the impact donor dollars are having on the ground.” – Rachel Goble, CEO,  The Freedom Story

Project AK-47

I’ve had the pleasure of spending time with Bryon both in his personal world and in many project contexts. He always works hard for you, from the heart while still applying a strategic mind to your brand and message. This Southeast Asia based agency he and his wife run, effectively blend business, creativity and the NGO sector. His photography work is values driven, unique and world class. – Marcus Young, CEO & Founder

New Life School Cambodia

You have done a great job Bryon.  I would highly recommend you to anyone looking for site design.  Thank you so much for all your hard work and creativity. – Cynde McCaul, New Life School Cambodia

Ted's Adoption

It was such a privilege to get to share Ted’s adoption story with Sharing Dots. Bryon and Lorilee are kind, personable, professional, and have such a heart for children. Their work inspired our own adoption journey, and through our partnership with Sharing Dots, we’ve been able to connect with and help support others exploring the adoption of a visually impaired child. — Ted’s Mother

Hostetlers Adoption Story

We were so blessed by the passion and presence of Bryon and Lorilee!  They listened intently to what we shared about our work, they affirmed us, and then offered themselves unreservedly to further the vision we’ve been given!  These people are truly encouraging, gifted and zealous for communication that moves people’s hearts and minds!   — Amanda, writer and speaker

Bethel China

There is no way a small organization could ever afford to pay them for their incredible talents and skills. Every time we had a website or media need, they stepped up and gave above and beyond what we could hope for. They truly live out their mission statement of believing in human value.  — Anna, Development Director Bethel China

Yunnan Coffee Traders

“As part of the incredible photography project we did with Bryon, they helped us think through our marketing message and overall visual identity.

Three years later we are now the largest exporter of Yunnan Specialty Coffee in the China.

While our own team has worked tirelessly to make this happen, the input we received from Bryon when we were starting out has been a foundational part of our success.

If you are in Asia and need marketing help, then you need to hire Bryon!” — Tim Heinze, CEO, Yunnan Coffee Traders

Previous Clients Include

Bryon Lippincott

Bryon Lippincott

Bryon Lippincott is a humanitarian photographer, filmmaker and brand strategist working primarily with nonprofit and humanitarian organizations. His work is focused on helping humanitarian organizations create meaningful photos and videos that ethically communicate the organizations brand message and impact of their work. He also works with nonprofits to develop brand strategies that build a connection with donors and honor the courage, value, and spirit of the people they are serving. You can out more about his work with humanitarian organizations at Sharing Dots.org.

To date he has worked on assignment in 13 countries, with over 70 different organizations and individuals, and produced video projects in 8 different languages.